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Ben Sexton, Sr.

Obituary for Ben Sexton, Sr.

August 20, 1939 - May 15, 2020
Perryville, Maryland | Age 80


Ben Sexton Sr. (Pop) of Perryville, Md, age 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, May 15, 2020. Ben was born on August 20, 1939 in Princeton, WV to the late Lester Felix Sexton and Etta (Wagner) Sexton.

Ben was a brick mason for 46 years. He loved rock and tuna fishing, turkey shoots, bowling, watching sports and Nascar racing. He was a huge fan of the New York Giants and Yankees. Ben loved his family, was a hard-working family man and would always end a phone call or a visit with "I love you". He will also be remembered for his sayings such as "I'll give you a quarter if you scratch my back"….if this were true we'd all be rich, or "I'll dance barefoot at your wedding if you……" and he has been known to have to do just that.

Ben is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ruth Sexton (Graybeal); daughter, Debra Crane (Joe); son, Ben Sexton Jr. (Donna); son, Gregory Alan Sexton (Beth); daughter, Tammi Marlene Shumate (Gary); 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ben is preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn Marie Moore; son, Ronald Lester Sexton; and great granddaughter, Bridgett Crane.

A celebration of Ben's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 South Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911. Family and friends may begin to visit at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. Interment to follow at North East Cemetery, in North East, MD.

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111 S. Queen Street
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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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